Free Summer/Beach Printable!

The winner of my custom print giveaway chose a quote that is very appropriate for this time of year: “My sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach.” She also asked me to include a little wave clipart with it somehow. I had a fun time designing it! It was a  challenge to make someone else’s idea come to life, but I’m really happy with the result:

my sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach

I thought I’d share it as a downloadable graphic so you can try your hand at using the iron-on or acetone transfer methods that I’ve posted about (the one I made used the acetone method, so you can see it has that faded, vintage look- very beachy!). I’ve made it available in two formats: .pdf and .png. The .pdf ones should print to fit inside a 5×7 photo frame, and the .png files can be resized to whatever size you like! If you want to use one of the transfer methods, you’ll want to use the mirror-image files, but I’ve included the “true” orientation too if you want to just print it out and frame it on paper. Let me know if you have any issues with the download because I’ve never used Dropbox to share a link before. See below for terms of use.

Click here to download!

[Terms: Free for personal use. Not to be used for distribution or business use. Thanks!]

Enjoy! I’m glad I had something to share other than my sad dresser makeover story. I know it’s going to look great in the end but it’s taking a lot more time/work than I was expecting… the weather forecast has not been cooperating, so I keep having to schlep it back inside every time it threatens to rain. Oh and paint stripper? Someone’s idea of a cruel joke.

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Custom Print Giveaway

Remember the monogram “Marriage Established” sign I made to cheer myself up about changing my last name? How about the acetone transfer tutorial I wrote? Well, I have lots of leftover supplies to make both iron-on and acetone transfer prints but I’m running short on ideas. I’ve already made a few for myself and my family, and I don’t want to be that weird girl who makes her friends random craft projects that they secretly hate but feel obliged to display when she comes over. “Fusilli Jerry” comes to mind.

I’ve also been trying to figure out ways to engage more with readers. I can tell from my site statistics that people are reading my posts, but are too shy to comment. Can you see how these two thoughts might be connected? I think that a giveaway is the answer!

The prize: a 4×4, 4×6, or 5×7 custom-made design, printed on canvas using either the iron-on or acetone transfer methods that I’ve posted about. The design will be black only, and I will email the winner with the design to make sure it’s what you want. Once you’re happy, I will mail it to you! For the sake of simplicity, a frame will not be included.

Here’s an example of what it could look like:

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Want in? Just comment on this post with what you would like your print to say! Sneaky, eh? I’m also going to put this on my Facebook page so you can like/comment there too if you are wary of commenting on my blog (but I promise it’s safe and I will not share your email address with third parties).

Your design doesn’t have to be a monogram/marriage sign like the ones above. How about a favourite poem, saying, or quotation?

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This would also make a nice “Welcome” sign for your front door. Or even  a “GO AWAY” sign, I won’t judge (true story: my parents have one). The possibilities are endless!

Contest closes on Saturday, May 31st at 12 AM EST. Good luck!

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